Celia Brayfield spent seven happy years as a television critic on The Times in London. She has also reviewed regularly for BBC radio and TV programmes including Newsnight and Front Row as well as publications including the Evening Standard and New Statesman. Building on her career as a reviewer she then became a novelist. Now the author of nine novels and four non-fiction books, she has also experienced reviewing from the artist's side. She is the former Director of the Creative Writing Programme at Brunel Univesity and Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University. In 2006 she established the respected Creative Writing programme at Brunel University and now heads up the Creative Enterprise Centre in the Brunel University School of Arts.